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States of emergency in Ethiopia, Liberia

Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous nation, and Liberia declared states of emergency on Wednesday to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, a day...

Ethiopia election postponed

Ethiopia postponed parliamentary elections scheduled for August due to the coronavirus outbreak, the electoral board said in, a move endorsed by key opposition parties. The...

Faulty sensor reading ahead of Boeing crash – report

A faulty sensor reading and activation of an anti-stall system on a Boeing 737 MAX preceded the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight in...

Boeing at fault in Ethiopian 737 MAX crash – report

A draft interim report by Ethiopian crash investigators circulated to US government agencies concludes the March 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 MAX was...

US aid for Ethiopian reform

The US will provide financial assistance to Ethiopia as it pursues political reforms, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office said during a visit by...

Internet control tightened in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s parliament passed a law on Thursday imposing jail terms for people whose internet posts stir unrest, a move government says is needed to...

Eritrea student kidnapping sparks Ethiopian protest

Thousand pf protesters took to the streets in Ethiopian cities, demanding Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed do more to tackle simmering ethnic violence following the...

Hunger, fear and death – an Ethiopian migrant family’s lot

First, drought in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region destroyed Asha Khalif Ali’s crops and animals. Then her husband and brother were killed in ethnic violence. She...

New airport for Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines will start work on a new $5 billion airport later this year its chief executive officer was quoted as saying, as the...

Gun control law passed in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s parliament passed legislation aimed at curbing gun ownership after a surge in regional ethnic violence blamed on the proliferation of small arms in...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...